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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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O Really wrote:
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So they're really high-tech expensive golf carts?
Much cheaper washing machine destroys Lamborghini Huracan

https://youtu.be/HwL37-CrSpc
I'm not convinced the video matches the paper time stamps.....only a tenth of a second difference in time, the Lambo gets top speed, but the video shows the Lambo like a second and a half behind. And which car would you rather have?

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neoplacebo wrote:
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:43 am
So they're really high-tech expensive golf carts?
Much cheaper washing machine destroys Lamborghini Huracan

https://youtu.be/HwL37-CrSpc
I'm not convinced the video matches the paper time stamps.....only a tenth of a second difference in time, the Lambo gets top speed, but the video shows the Lambo like a second and a half behind. And which car would you rather have?
The Tesla would win the race because of its much quicker start and the Lamborghini would achieve a higher speed but at a slower rate in catching up. In a slightly longer race the Lamborghini would win it all.
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It just looks to me like the Lambo is way more than a tenth of a second behind the Tesla in the video. A tenth of a second is somewhere in the realm of a car length in distance and the video does not support this.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:17 am
It just looks to me like the Lambo is way more than a tenth of a second behind the Tesla in the video. A tenth of a second is somewhere in the realm of a car length in distance and the video does not support this.
I wouldn't know about all that, but can a Tesla do this?
‘Lamborghini or submarine?’ Watch this luxury car glide through Fort Lauderdale flood

...

(357.9K views)

... “Who knew #SubLambo was a thing?”

“That is amazing. How could that Lambo keep going?”

“Submarini.”
:lol:
“We all live in a yellow Lamborghini,” cracked another in a nod to the Beatles song.
:laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
A few referenced James Bond, who rode in a sleek, custom-built submarine, aka Wet Nellie, created for the fictional spy in the 1977 classic “The Spy Who Loved Me.”

“In a perfect world, Sean Connery would have jumped out of that car,” wrote one of the recently deceased Bond star....
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neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:17 am
It just looks to me like the Lambo is way more than a tenth of a second behind the Tesla in the video. A tenth of a second is somewhere in the realm of a car length in distance and the video does not support this.
The ET (Elapsed Time from start line to finish line) does NOT include the Reaction Time. “ET” is NOT the time from Green light to finish, which people often confuse it to be.

The margin that you see between the cars is the ET difference (1-2 tenths) PLUS the Reaction Time difference (5 tenths and 2 tenths, respectively).

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Vrede too wrote:
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It took a week or so to get used to, but there's no coasting in a Tesla. Let off the accelerator and you come to a stop very quickly.
Got it. Any regenerative potential is instantly captured for you.
Which is exactly why I wait as long as possible (after the finish line) before braking. At over 100MPH, I can put a full 1% back in, which is helpful for the next race(s).

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The ET (Elapsed Time from start line to finish line) does NOT include the Reaction Time. “ET” is NOT the time from Green light to finish, which people often confuse it to be.

The margin that you see between the cars is the ET difference (1-2 tenths) PLUS the Reaction Time difference (5 tenths and 2 tenths, respectively).
Holy crap, we kicked the hornets' nest. :lol:

Someone get billy.pilgrim some smelling salts. ;)

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Tesla Plaid Channel wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:07 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:17 am
It just looks to me like the Lambo is way more than a tenth of a second behind the Tesla in the video. A tenth of a second is somewhere in the realm of a car length in distance and the video does not support this.
The ET (Elapsed Time from start line to finish line) does NOT include the Reaction Time. “ET” is NOT the time from Green light to finish, which people often confuse it to be.

The margin that you see between the cars is the ET difference (1-2 tenths) PLUS the Reaction Time difference (5 tenths and 2 tenths, respectively).
Bullshit. In a race like this, a quarter mile sprint, there's no "reaction time" other than your response to the light bar that starts the race, Both vehicles "start" at the same "time" and the race ends at a certain "distance" after which a time to finish the race is established. You have a swing and a miss.

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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:28 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:17 am
It just looks to me like the Lambo is way more than a tenth of a second behind the Tesla in the video. A tenth of a second is somewhere in the realm of a car length in distance and the video does not support this.
I wouldn't know about all that, but can a Tesla do this?
‘Lamborghini or submarine?’ Watch this luxury car glide through Fort Lauderdale flood

...

(357.9K views)

... “Who knew #SubLambo was a thing?”

“That is amazing. How could that Lambo keep going?”

“Submarini.”
:lol:
“We all live in a yellow Lamborghini,” cracked another in a nod to the Beatles song.
:laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
A few referenced James Bond, who rode in a sleek, custom-built submarine, aka Wet Nellie, created for the fictional spy in the 1977 classic “The Spy Who Loved Me.”

“In a perfect world, Sean Connery would have jumped out of that car,” wrote one of the recently deceased Bond star....
:thumbup:
Rear engine right?

I have driven a vw upstream for a quarter mile with water coming completely over the hood.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:34 pm
Rear engine right?

I have driven a vw upstream for a quarter mile with water coming completely over the hood.
FTA:
... Other posters were obviously auto buffs and knew the super car well.

“Pay attention, car dummies,” wrote one luxury car geek. “Since the design of the car was made for racing, it’s front cut through the water like it’s supposed to cut through air. Since the rear, where its engine is located, is higher than the front, it’s no surprise that it had no problem with the flooded streets!”

Why did Miami’s Brickell become a gigantic lake that drowned streets and doomed cars?

Indeed, most Lambo models are mid-engine cars, sitting between the front and rear wheel, keeping them relatively safe from water.

So who needs a submarine when you can own this bad boy?

A Lambo expert told the Miami Herald that the lean, mean machine was a Huracan Spyder convertible, which costs about $260,000, give or take.
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As long as the air intake is not submerged, the engine will keep running.
You didn’t account for the muffler, and the electronics
Mufflers have the exhaust keep going out, so it’s unlikely, the electronics circuit should be waterproof given how expensive these car is. This is only in split of a few seconds, more than a few minutes things will be different
That’s not how it works unfortunately. I worked in a body shop. I am actually amazed the car didn’t start to float
It’s a mid engine car, i.e. the engine sits behind the driver (see how long the rear is?). The air intakes are where those two large black spots are, safe from water
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2021 Mercedes AMG breaks Nurburgring lap time record. Video of it is quite exciting. Hold my beer.
https://www.yahoo.com/autos/2021-merced ... 00359.html

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neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:36 am
2021 Mercedes AMG breaks Nurburgring lap time record. Video of it is quite exciting. Hold my beer.
https://www.yahoo.com/autos/2021-merced ... 00359.html
I saw that, did you see this Bugatti?


https://www.architecturaldigest.com/sto ... t-bicycles
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:58 pm
neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:36 am
2021 Mercedes AMG breaks Nurburgring lap time record. Video of it is quite exciting. Hold my beer.
https://www.yahoo.com/autos/2021-merced ... 00359.html
I saw that, did you see this Bugatti?


https://www.architecturaldigest.com/sto ... t-bicycles
:shock: Not until you showed it to me. Maserati used to make bicycles; don't know if they still do. They were probably expensive as well.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:45 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:58 pm
... did you see this Bugatti?

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/sto ... t-bicycles
:shock: Not until you showed it to me. Maserati used to make bicycles; don't know if they still do. They were probably expensive as well.
$40K and no basket or kickstand???!!!

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Here's a story about a Tesla 3 crash in Oregon in which the battery pack ruptured.....I didn't know its "battery" is actually a shit load of liittle batteries apparently connected in series to each other. Anyway, one of them went through someone's window, landed on a bed, and started a fire. The story says the car was traveling over 100mph. Evidently this one didn't slow down much.....it left a 300ft trail of debris.
https://www.autoblog.com/2020/11/19/tes ... batteries/

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:25 pm
Here's a story about a Tesla 3 crash in Oregon in which the battery pack ruptured.....I didn't know its "battery" is actually a shit load of liittle batteries apparently connected in series to each other. Anyway, one of them went through someone's window, landed on a bed, and started a fire. The story says the car was traveling over 100mph. Evidently this one didn't slow down much.....it left a 300ft trail of debris.
https://www.autoblog.com/2020/11/19/tes ... batteries/
"Investigators say the driver lost control of the Model 3 and broke — somewhat ironically — a power pole ..."

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:wtf: I was joking . . . or so I thought:
Vrede too wrote:
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Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:59 pm
I tried to find out how long it takes to change one; nothing. Only how long they last.....supposedly eight years. I imagine it's a labor intensive task but I don't know where the access to it is or if the car has to be off the ground or if two people can physically heft the battery.
The hard part is that there are 5000 of them.

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Also, they're like the old xmas lights. If you break just one of the springs that hold them in place, the car won't run.
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Doh! I remember you posting this but didn't think it was actually how the damn thing works. Seems like 1950's Christmas light technology. Says the guy whose stereo uses 1950's technology. One of the places I've bought vacuum tubes from has on its header "Yesterdays' technology today."

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:18 pm
Doh! I remember you posting this but didn't think it was actually how the damn thing works. Seems like 1950's Christmas light technology. Says the guy whose stereo uses 1950's technology. One of the places I've bought vacuum tubes from has on its header "Yesterdays' technology today."
Me neither. I wonder what the benefit is over larger individual cells.

"Investigators say the driver lost control of the Model 3 and ... knocked over two trees ..."
Correction: Tesla Model Whack9. :P
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O Really wrote:
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That's a good show - and a cool car.
Just finished Morse. Good show, but I liked Endeavour better.

Reckon Lewis is next.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:27 pm
O Really wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:49 pm
That's a good show - and a cool car.
Just finished Morse. Good show, but I liked Endeavour better.

Reckon Lewis is next.
Check it out, billy pilgrim......Porsche comes out with its first EV.
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